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Firefighters are at the scene of Shepherd's Bush Green where a fire has broken out at a flat next to the Tube station.

They were called at 3.45pm and London Fire Brigade (LFB) initially sent eight fire engines. According to their latest statement there are now 12 fire engines and 80 firefighters at the scene.

Plumes of smoke can be seen billowing into the distance from a tower block, which appears to be on West 12 Shopping Centre, by the green.

Flames can also be seen from several floors of the building.

The nearby Tube station, on the opposite side of Shepherd's Bush Green, has been closed and roads near the area are also being sealed off.

An Air Ambulance was also seen landing at the scene.

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Natasha Wills, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 4:01pm to reports of a fire at an address in Shepherds Bush.

"We sent multiple resources including ambulance crews, single responders in cars, our hazardous area response team and an incident response officer.

"We remain at the scene."

Fire over, but some conerns remain unresolved

We’re going to end our coverage of this incident now. Earlier, firefighters worked to put out a huge fire in a block of flats in Shepherd’s Bush Green.

The dramatic sight brought rush hour London to a standstill as onlookers gathers at the police tape, where the surrounding roads were closed, to watch the incident unfold.

Many took striking images and footage from the scene, some of which you can see here.

We had reports that one person was treated by paramedics at the scene, and the sight of the Air Ambulance helicopter landing there was a worrying one.

Of course, we will bring you any updates on this fire and the condition the casualty as soon as we have them.

Good night and take care.

Heavy delays on roads

Every Little Helps

It seems that the Hammersmith branch of Tesco is doing its best to help those affected by the Shepherd’s Bush fire

Captured on camera

The Shepherd’s Bush fire is now under control, but a few hours ago flames were leaping out of the tower block and smoke streaming into the sky. Check out some of the dramatic footage right here.

Council providing rest areas

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is working with London Fire Brigade to set up rest areas and housing for those affected

More footage of the flames

This video from Instagram also shows crowds watching from the streets and near the Tube station

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJS3MMdAE6L/?taken-at=227726243

Reprots: One person treated at the scene

Reports are coming through that London Ambulance Service treated one person at the scene. The blaze affected part of the seventh, eighth and ninth floors of the 18 storey building. And there were over 40 emergency-999 calls made

Community rallying together

Air ambulance circles while smoke billows from building

Shepherd's Bush station still closed

The Central line say Shepherd’s Bush station is still closed, with no ETA for its reopening

Major disruption to roads

Drivers are being told to avoid the area if possible

Air Ambulance touches down

And this photo shows the moment the London Air Ambulance touched down on Shepherd’s Bush Green

Ambulances at the scene

This photo shows a row of ambulances waiting to help. Fingers crossed, but a police officer told our reporter at the scene that everyone escaped the tower block

Smoke pouring thick and fast from the building

'Quite scary fire'

One Twitter user said that at its height the fire was ‘scary’

Update

For those of you just joining us, there has been a huge fire at a tower block in Shepherd’s Bush. According to witnesses flames broke out in the block over the West 12 Shopping Centre at around 3.45pm. An air ambulance was seen landing nearby. London Fire Brigade say 80 firefighters were at the scene.

'No-one trapped'

But police at the scene have told a getwestlondon reporter at the scene that they believe everyone managed to escape the tower block

Too early to give details

The LFB spokesperson could not say if anyone had been hurt in the fire, and said it was too early to give details of damage caused to the building

LFB: Fire under control

London Fire Brigade says the fire is under control. But a spokesperson tells getwestlondon that they will be damping down for some time

Flames and smoke pouring out of building

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJS_OhEBjQ9/

Fears for 'trapped people'

This video shows onlookers fearing that people are trapped in the building

Trapped persons

It is not known how many, or if any people, are trapped in the burning building. There has been no comment from emergency services on this matter as yet

LFB: Floors Seven to Nine affected

'Hope everyone is safe'

A brief statement from London Ambulance Service

Natasha Wills, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4:01pm to reports of a fire at an address in Shepherds Bush. “We sent multiple resources including ambulance crews, single responders in cars, our hazardous area response team and an incident response officer. “We remain at the scene.”

London Air Ambulance arriving at the scene

This tweet shows plumes of smoke rising into the sky

Fire in flats above West 12 Shopping Centre

From the video below it looks like the fire is in the block above the West 12 Shopping Centre.

Anthony Hamilton confirms

'Chaos in Shepherd's Bush'

Concern on Twitter

A number of people have taken to Twitter as firefighters tackle the fire in a block in Shepherd’s Bush. One user has said “it looks nasty” while another has written of “streets thick with smoke”